Student Presenters

Before you begin to organize your presentation, take a moment to consider the judging criteria.  Each presenter will be judged on four criteria below worth 25 points each for a total possible score of 100 points.* Also, keep in mind the judges reviewing your work may not be familiar with the subject of your research, so it is important to be as clear as possible when preparing your presentation.

Overall Presentation

  1. Originality – Is the research topic fresh and new? Does it offer a new perspective on existing research? Is the research compelling and interesting?
  2. Significance/Impact of Research – Does the research have impact beyond the RISE:2015 presentation?
  3. Quality/Substance of Poster – Is the poster clear and concise? Does it convey the essence of the research? Is it visually appealing?
  4. Overall Presentation  This is the RISE Pitch, scored on the day of the event. Does the presenter demonstrate command of the research? Is the topic effectively communicated to a lay audience? Does the presenter understand his/her own work?

Video Pitch
New this year, student presenters will have the opportunity to add 10 points to their overall score by submitting a video pitch in MyRISE. Student presenters will receive a score from 1 – 30 for their video pitch based on the following criteria.

  1. Clarity of Value Proposition –What is the benefit of this research? Who will benefit from it?
  2. Speaker Presentation – Was the material presented clearly? Is the information presented in a way that a novice could understand
  3. Impact – Is the presentation of the research compelling?